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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

Your history matters!

eabh maintains a global network of financial professionals and academics

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are members of eabh


Our members recognise their responsibility towards society. A well functioning financial sector helps to increase the welfare of all.

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Our historians work on long-term topics that matter to the management of financial institutions and policy makers.

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Since its foundation, eabh has provided historical analysis and preservation consulting to bankers, supervisors and policy makers.

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Video & Audio

Fire in London

Carmen Hofmann & Nathan Sussman

In this episode of the eabh podcast we  talk about the Great Fire of London, the rebuilding of the City afterwards, the role of the Corporation of London and in more general terms financial innovations, revolutions and development.

Coping with Disasters

Christoph Trebesch

200 years of international official lending: characteristics, occurrence and determinants.


Carmen Hofmann & Andrea Papadia

In episode 3 of Finance & History the eabh podcast we  talk about the slave business, its connection with the financial industry and the case of Brazil.



Video & Audio

Our network

eabh circulates sound research and information upon which today’s decision makers can rely.

The legacy of the past continually resurfaces to determine actions in the present and the future. Through eabh membership institutions gain access to a global network of financial history experts who can provide competent advice.

Benefits of membership

Recent publications

Social Aims of Finance

Rediscovering credit in financial archives


Connections between charity and banking

Anna Cantaluppi


Finance & Photography Vol. 1

eabh bulletin 2021


Central Bank of Ireland's collection

Sinéad McDonnell


Architecture & Finance Vol. 3

eabh bulletin 2019/2020


Athens to New York

Carmen Hofmann

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eabh encourages open debate about banking and financial  history and the archives.


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Easy Monetary Policy

Cure or Curse?

22 Jun 2021

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Harold James (Princeton University) and Eric Barthalon (Head of Research Allianz SE) will take a long term perspective on easy monetary policies and their implications.

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eabh Annual Meeting

Finance & Migration


11 Jun 2021

Athens, Greece

This conference will look at the relationship between the financial sector and migration – taking a comparative historical view.

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Archival Workshop

Accessible Archives

30 Jun 2022

Sofia, Bulgaria

eabh in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Bank.

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Currency Unions in History

1 Jul 2022

Sofia, Bulgaria

eabh in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Bank. 

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History of Insurance

in Global Perspective

20 Jul 2022

Basel, Switzerland

This international conference investigates insurance as a crucial element of the globalization of finance and of capitalism in general.

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